Holiday Inn Resort Aruba
J. E. Irausquin Blvd 230
Palm Beach, Aruba, Dutch Caribbean

Distance from hotel to town, 3 miles (5 kms). Distance from hotel to Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA), 4 miles (6 kms).  

The beachfront Holiday Inn Resort Aruba is located in Aruba's world famous Palm Beach. With one of the best, pristine and sparkling beaches in the area, perfect weather, amazing restaurants, and sizzling night-life our resort truly offers something for everyone. From its full service Excelsior casino, Etnika Day Spa, fitness center, on-site shopping arcade and some of the most adventurous water sports on site, to its free Kids Club, we predict your most difficult decision will be choosing what to do next.  

Whether you're here for a corporate retreat, family vacation or just a little downtime, you'll find refreshing accommodations, an attentive staff and a vast array of amenities and activities. Guests may choose from the European Plan or All-Inclusive Plan packages. From sunup to sundown, our mission is to help you pack as many smiles as possible into your stay. Welcome! Or, as the Arubans say, Bonbini!  

Hotel Amenities (back to top)
  • Activities Desk
  • Babysitting Services ($)
  • Ballroom ($)
  • Bars (3)
  • Beach (nearby)
  • Car Rental ($)
  • Children's Activity Center
  • Diving
  • Fitness Center
  • Golf (nearby) ($)
  • Jacuzzis (2)
  • Laundry Service ($)
  • Meeting Room ($)
  • Parking
  • Pool
  • Restaurants (4)
  • Room
  • Room (597)
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving ($)
  • Shopping Arcade
  • Spa (day) ($)
  • Tennis Courts (lighted) (4)
  • Tour Desk ($)
  • Volleyball
  • Watersports ($)

• Teen Game Room  

• Etnika Spa  

• Pelican Watersports Center  

• Internet Zone and free Wi-Fi  

• Excelsior Casino Pool Zero-entry swimming pool with pool bar & entertainment deck. Accommodations (non-smoking) All accommodations are non-smoking Ocean Activity Zone This zone is for those who seek an action packed experience, family time and fun in the water during their stay.  

• Aqua Zumba, a combination of exercise and fun active dance focused on cardio, in the main pool area.  

• Water Aerobics, a combination of dance and exercise with a focus on resistance, in the main pool area.  

• Pool Side Trivia, spend your time by the pool answering general questions and win a prize.  

• Pool Golf, fun for young and old, test your chipping skills by the water. Sea Activity Zone This tranquil zone allows guests to socialize and relax, a way to enhance their holiday experience. An island within the resort.  

• Scuba Lesson, join the friendly and professional crew at Sea Pool to learn the Scuba Basic.  

• Poolside Massage, unwind as the therapists relax your body and soul. Palm Activity Zone This zone is dedicated to those who wish to relax, meditate, and reconnect with their mind, body and soul.  

• Yoga energizes your day with a morning session in the beautiful and peaceful garden of the resort.  

• Tai Chi is gentle exercise for those who want some balance.  

• Morning Meditation is for those who wish to enjoy some time spent in a self reflection.  

• Wine Tasting with selected wines available for your tasting enjoyment.  

• Rum Tasting to enjoy a taste of the Caribbean.  

• Bicycle your way on a scenic bike ride with your love one and have a little picnic by the beach. The free bicycle rentals are a great perk. ($) Denotes a fee may be charged. Please note: Some hotel amenities listed above may have an additional fee associated with them.  

Accommodation Categories and Descriptions (back to top)

Arrival/Departure Time:  

• Check-in-time: 4:00 pm Check-out-time: 12:00 pm  

Early check-in and late checkout on request, and subject to availability.  

Children Policy:  

• 2017:  

• Effective dates: 01/05/17-01/04/18  

European Plan (EP):  

• Children 0-12 years old stay free when sharing same accommodations with parents and eat free when dining with parents ordering from the children's menu. Maximum of 2 children per room.  

• Children 13-17 years old stay free when sharing same accommodations with parents. Maximum of 2 children per room.  

All Inclusive Plan (AI):  

• Children 12 and under (based on 2 children per room) stay, play & eat free when sharing same accommodations with parents.  

• Additional children will be charged the applicable adult rate.  


• Effective dates: 01/05/18-01/04/19  

• The 2018 children's policy has not been received yet, please use the 2016-2017 children's policy as a guideline. This information is subject to change.  

Maximum Occupancy:  


• Palm, Ocean & Sea Tower Section:  

• Superior Resort View Room - 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Partial Ocean View - 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.  

• Oceanfront View Room - 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.  

Please Note:  

• Maximum passengers in each category is 4, it can be either 3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children.  


• The 2018 maximum occupancies have not been received yet, please use the 2017 maximum occupancies as a guideline. This information is subject to change.  

Superior Resort View Room, (8YN) Located in the Palm or Ocean Towers with a view of the island or resort areas.  

• Bedding: 1 king bed or 2 double beds.  

Partial Ocean View, (VWP) Located in the Palm or Ocean Towers with a partial view of the ocean.  

• Bedding: 1 king bed or 2 double beds.  

Oceanfront View Room, (9FR) located in the Palm or Ocean Towers with direct view of the beach and the ocean.  

• Bedding: 1 king bed or 2 double beds.  

Tower Names:  

• Palm Tower (formerly known as the Aruba Tower)  

• Ocean Tower (formerly known as the Bonaire Tower)  

• Sea Tower (formerly known as the Curacao Tower)  

All accommodations include: iron, ironing board, mini refrigerator, safe (in accommodation), shower, telephone (direct dial), hairdryer, 110 volt outlets, air conditioning (individually controlled), alarm clock radio, bathtub, closet, data port and television (cable, pay per view).  

Crib (on Request) Baby cribs are complimentary. Cribs are subject to availability and will be confirmed at time of check-in.  

Internet Access Complimentary in-room Wi-Fi  

Rollaway Bed (on Request): ($)  

• Rollaway beds are available at an additional cost per day, for guests requesting a roll away bed in their room upon arrival. Please note that these are subject to availability upon arrival.  

Coffee/tea Maker Coffee/tea maker with coffee supplies delivered daily.  


($) Denotes a fee may be charged.  

Specific bedding and/or special requests are fulfilled based on availability and cannot always be guaranteed.  

Food and Beverage Outlets (back to top)

Oceanside Bar & Grill, Located right next to the main pool and close to the beach, serves delicious hamburgers.  

Sea Breeze Restaurant & Bar, Located on the edge of the water, next to the sea pool area. Enjoy signature dining in an Al-Fresco environment offering fresh seafood, steaks & chops with a breathtaking view of the Caribbean Sea plus daily evening live music.  

Palm Bar, Located by the lobby. Enjoy selected breakfast items, specialty coffees, or late night drinks.  

Pizza Now, Made with fresh ingredients, savor the unique Neapolitan thin crust, available all day throughout the Resort. Beach service available.  

Corals Restaurant, Located in front of the main pool area, this family-friendly restaurant is open daily, serving a varied buffet during breakfast lunch and dinner.  

Da Vinci Ristorante, Italian classic cuisine, Da Vinci offers a relaxing dining experience in a cozy atmosphere with arched brick ceilings and a partial view of the ocean. Open for dinner. Seasonal opening days and times may apply (based on occupancy).  

Dinner Hours: 6:00pm-10:00pm Dinner Days of Opening: Currently - Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri & Sun (subject to change)  

Specialty Package (All Inclusive 17) (back to top)


Booking Dates: 01/26/2016 - 01/04/2018 Travel Dates: 01/01/2017 - 01/04/2018  

Package Inclusions:  

• Room accommodations of your choice  

• Breakfast Buffet at Coral's  

• Lunch and dinner will be served at one of the specialty restaurants (determined by the resorts weekly schedule)  

• House beer, house alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages.  

• Children 12 and under (based on 2 children per room), stay, eat and play free when sharing the accommodations with parents and ordering from the Kid's Menu.  

• Added Value Bonus: Guests can choose either a $250.00 Spa Credit at Etnika Spa (per room, per stay) or a 25% discount at Pelican Water Activities (per room, per stay).  

Not Included:  

• Selected menu items at the specialty restaurants  

• Snacks  

• Brand beer and brand alcoholic beverages  

• Room Service  

• Non-motorized or motorized watersports  

• A surcharge (per person, per room, per stay) for porterage for groups 10 rooms and above (groups space is subject to requests and availability).  

Package inclusions are subject to change.  

Bonus Features (back to top)


2017 Bonus Features:  

• Travel Dates: 01/05/2017 - 01/04/2018  

Full use of all facilities, activities and children's programs as provided by the hotel.  

Miscellaneous Information (back to top)


General Information:  

• The legal drinking age in Aruba is 18 years old.  

• All rooms are now non-smoking. Guests who smoke in the rooms will be penalized with a fee per room, per stay.  

• A mandatory baggage handling surcharges (for check- in & check-out) applies to any guest arriving on a charter flight, or on a group basis with ten (10) rooms or above (the fee subject to change, with prior notice from the hotel).  

Theme Nights:  

• Themed buffets with live entertainment and music.  

• The two theme nights currently offered are Wednesday Circus and Saturday Carnival.  

• Theme Night Descriptions Wednesday Circus Night: Experience the amazing circus night and a magical show with with amazing, acrobatics and live music! Enjoy all this with a delicious international buffet.  

Saturday Carnival Night: Enjoy different rhythms, amazing colors, beautiful carnival dresses and carnival dances from around the world. While enjoying the show, guests will also enjoy a delicious international buffet.  

Local Attractions (back to top)

Tourist Attractions Nearby:  

• Natural Bridge: 9 miles(15 kms)  

• Pelican Watersports and Tours  

• Horseback Riding: 5 miles(8 kms)  

• Tierra del Sol Championship Golf: 3 miles(5 kms)